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Director of Development - Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Director of Development - Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami


The Director of Development is a senior member of the museum’s leadership team and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of MOCA’s fundraising. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will design and launch a comprehensive, integrated development and marketing program that includes individual giving, membership/ annual giving, corporate partnerships, and foundation relations.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

The Director of Development will:

  • Create an annual, comprehensive development program (in consultation with the Executive Director) that generates resources for exhibitions, arts education, public programming, and other strategic initiatives.

  • Manage a personal list of individual and corporate prospects and maintain an active calendar of face-to-face cultivation and solicitation calls.

  • Manage cultivation and solicitation activities of the Executive Director, board members, and other leadership volunteers.

  • Provide strategic direction of membership and annual giving programs.

  • Develop and implement robust program for stewardship and donor relations with the Executive Director and Trustees.

  • Supervise the work of staff including grant writer and development coordinator.


  • Minimum of seven years’ progressive experience in development, including having previously led a development department.

  • Demonstrated major gifts experience.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as professional interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work well in a small, entrepreneurial team environment.

  • Knowledge of donor database systems.

  • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting strongly preferred.

  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

Reports to the Executive Director

Supervises: Membership and Development Assistant, Graphic Designer, Grants Manager, Public Relations

Functional relationships: Within the museum, works with all staff, interns and volunteers. Works with the Board of Trustees and attends board meetings.

External relationships: The Director of Development maintains relationships with a broad range of community members, including funders, museum members and donors as well as peers in the field locally, regionally, and nationally.

Requirements: BA in business, public or non-profit administration or related field. A driver’s license and car. Mastery of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). Background check required.

Highly desirable: MA in a related field.  Bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole. Up to date on American Alliance of Museum’s standards and best practices.

This is a salaried position requiring some evening and weekend hours.

For special events, must be able to remain standing for several hours at a time. Position may require occasional lifting of 25 pounds or less.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to with subject DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT.  No phone calls please.